Glims for Safari

Glims for Safari 1.0.36

Add extra features to Safari

The Glims plugin was built to add a few more extra features to your Safari browser. View full description

PROS

  • Choice of search engines

CONS

  • Displaying thumbnail search results

Very good
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The Glims plugin was built to add a few more extra features to your Safari browser.

It will essentially expand the functionalities of the browser's search tool, like adding a thumbnail next to search results or adding the search engine name in the search box. Glims comes with a large list of search engines, which you can rearrange at will and select from a drop down in the search box. It includes less conventional search engines like Facebook, MTV or Expedia among other more known choices.

Glims will also allow you to display link and search word suggestions. These will appear in a black bubble under your search box. I quite liked this tool and found it very useful.

The thumbnail feature was the only one not to work properly, as not only did I find that it slowed my browser, but the thumbnails themselves did not display properly.

Find the search feature in Safari a little dull? Glims should definitely spice things up a bit.

Changes

  • Note from Developer: "For users that only use Glims for the search engines tweaks, we added a 'light' option to the installer. Also, since we noticed that a number of our daily downloads come from IXquick, Duckduckgo and blekko, we added them to the search engines list."
  • Fixed - Preferences don't show when restarting Safari
  • Fixed - Random Web Process crash
  • Fixed - Various performance improvements

Glims adds a number of features to Safari. It currently supports Leopard only. Best of all, it's free. It offers the following:

  • Adds thumbnails to Google.com search results
  • Adds thumbnails to Yahoo.com search results
  • Adds Amazon's information banner on Google.com search results
  • Adds Amazon's information banner on Yahoo.com search results
  • Adds a "Max Window Size" menu item to resize the Safari window
  • Adds search engines to the default Google search tab
  • Adds autocomplete to the Google search tab.

Glims for Safari

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Glims for Safari 1.0.36

— User reviews — about Glims for Safari

  • Chrisvz

    by Chrisvz

    "It does not work with Safari 8"

    How can i uninstall it on my mac, it does not allow me to remove Bing as the default browser and it stops Safari from op... More.

    reviewed on February 5, 2015